A balance of proteins, carbs and yes, some fats, is the key to a healthy diet. When we think of proteins, we usually think of meats. Meats, in moderation, are indeed an excellent source of protein, but they also require a lot more resources and processing to get from the farm to your plate and consequently have a very large carbon footprint attached to them. The good news: We can get our nutritional requirements from alternatives like dairy and vegetables. They’re healthy, filling and have a much smaller carbon footprint than meat.
Here’s an easy meatless snack that we recently featured, A Zuchinni Melt.
-1 piece of whole wheat focaccia (or any other bread of your choice)
-1 medium zucchini (grated)
-2 cloves garlic (minced)
-handful of mozzarella cheese
-2 tablespoons of quesong puti
Grate the zucchini, peel and all, into a bowl. Squeeze out the liquid and drain. Combine the grated zucchini, mozzarella, quesong puti, minced garlic in a mixing bowl and blend well. Split the focaccia and top with the zuchinni mix, drizzle with olive oil and grill in an oven set at 180 degrees for 10-15 mins.
Tip: It’s extra good when garnished with some fresh basil!